Northwood residents with proof of vehicle registration may purchase parking permits (one for single residents; two for families in Northwood IV or V) at move-in or anytime thereafter.
What You Need to Know
- Each household must have at least one licensed operator for each vehicle permit.
- There are marked visitor spaces in most lots, allowing free parking for a designated amount of time. Visitors must park in the designated spaces within the designated time period. Parking anywhere else requires having a permit. If no visitor spaces are available, residents can purchase a temporary permit at their Community Center; see the "Guest Permits" section below. If you have a temporary or annual permit, do not park in the visitor spaces because the time limit applies to any vehicle, with permit or without.
- Policy change effective 2012-13: All vehicles must have current license plates, and proof of vehicle registration is required for annual permits. The registration must meet one of the following criteria to receive the annual permit: (1) Registration matches contract holder/partner's name; (2) Last name on registration matches last name of contract holder, i.e. parents; (3) Registration address matches permanent address as listed in our records; (4) Registration address matches address on driver's license. If none of the above criteria are met, the vehicle is not eligible for the annual permit- this covers most borrowed vehicles. Borrowed vehicles will be provided for by temporary permits (see 'Temporary/Borrowed Vehicles' below).
- Permits are assigned for a specific lot, however, the permit does not guarantee that a space will always be available in that lot. In these cases, vehicles with Northwood permits may be parked in other Northwood lots.
- All vehicles displaying Northwood permits must be in operable condition (i.e., no flat tires, not sitting on blocks, etc.).
- Motor homes, trailers and boats are not permitted in University Housing parking lots.
- Northwood parking lot NW30 is reserved specifically for residents assigned to that lot; there are no exceptions. Lot NC45, opposite the North Campus Recreation Building, is a designated University lot; Northwood permits are not valid there.
- All 2012-13 Northwood permits expire June 30, 2013 or on your move-out date, whichever is sooner. Annual permits are not pro-rated. When you move-out please return your parking sticker and return it to the Community Center when you turn in your apartment keys. After you move out, your eligibility to use NW lots is void. Parking in NW lots after move-out will subject you to ticketing even with a current permit.
- it is illegal to sell your parking permit to another member of the U-M community, even with a current permit with a valid date.
NCA Parking Fees
|Replacement Permit (w/ old permit)||$5|
|Guest Permit||$1 per day|
|Temporary/Borrowed Vehicles||$2.50 per week|
Temporary vehicles (rented or loaned) are required to have a temporary permit. These permits are available at the Community Center with proper documentation. Residents with long-term borrowed vehicles may purchase a monthly temporary permit for $10/month, and must return to the Community Center to renew each month. Residents selling or acquiring a vehicle are eligible for a temporary vehicle permit at a cost of $5 for two weeks, for a maximum of 30 days. We are required to write the license plate number on every temporary permit. Temporary permits of any kind should be hung from the rearview mirror.
Policy Change 2012-13: Guest permits are available at the Community Center and follow the guest policy stated in the Community Living at Michigan contract addendum as follows:
- Family residents- up to four weeks in a six-month period.
- Single graduate residents in shared apartments- up to seven nights per month.
- Undergraduate students- three days at any one time, and no more than six nights per month.
University Housing's surface parking lots are for use by permit holders, only for the duration of their current Housing contract. Parking is allowed in designated spaces only. Vehicles must be maintained in good working order while parked in a University Housing lot. The Department of Public Safety patrols all U Housing parking areas and may ticket any vehicle that appears to be abandoned.
University ordinance indicates that a vehicle should not remain in the same parking spot for more than 48 hours. Any vehicle that has not been moved in over 48 hours is subject to ticketing and may be impounded as abandoned.
All permits must be attached to the interior lower left (driver's side) corner of the front windshield and must be in plain view at all times.
The Department of Public Safety is responsible for enforcement of the University ordinance dealing with on-campus parking. Parking or driving vehicles off roadways or on sidewalks or grass is strictly prohibited. Violators are subject to vehicle impoundment and will be held responsible for any damages incurred.
All vehicles must be currently registered according to appropriate State law and properly display license and license tabs. In addition, residents are required by law to maintain insurance coverage on any vehicle parking in University Housing parking lots. The University and University Housing assume no liability for theft, damage or other loss to a vehicle parking in University-owned and operated parking lots.
Selling your permit(s) to other people, duplicating your permit, or obtaining a permit for a vehicle not owned or operated exclusively by you is a contract violation and could result in loss of parking privileges or contract termination.
Residents violating any of the above stated policies or any other policies outlined in Community Living at Michigan may face penalties including but not limited to loss of parking privileges without reimbursement and/or criminal penalties where applicable.
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